Ohio city’s name-change for a day ahead of national championship


OREGON, Ohio (NBC/WNWO) — An Ohio city ducks any connection to the Oregon Ducks leading up to the college football national championship game against Ohio State. So this is Oregon, Ohio, outside Toledo. Two native sons want the city to change its name — just for one day. But it’s one very important day: Jan. 12.

Lest it appear their hometown is taking sides when the Ohio State Buckeyes play the Oregon Ducks. The mayor and city administrator appear to be fans of the idea, with a plan to issue a proclamation Monday announcing the one-day name change.

“I’m all for it; that’s fine for a day,” said Stephanie Williams, an Ohio State fan. “I think it’s kind of fun. I think Oregontown would be great, so I’m all for it.”

Those native sons are also pulling for Oregon’s Clay High School to change their colors for the day, which happen to be the green and gold shared with the Oregon Ducks.

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